Bend mobile coffee business to expand


Cafe2U Inc. president Lee Johns plans to launch coffee delivery franchises from the business’s main office in Bend.

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Cafe2U Inc. president Lee Johns plans to launch coffee delivery franchises from the business’s main office in Bend.

Johns, president of Cafe2U Inc., believes the company is the first in the country to employ a mobile coffee business model. The company’s drivers travel to customers, rather than wait for them to show up at a bricks-and-mortar café, and brew up fresh drinks from a machine in the van.

Earlier this year, Johns and the company’s Portland-based CEO traveled to Australia to learn how Cafe2U International conducts business and makes coffee. They returned with plenty of information — and the rights to set up Cafe2U franchises in the United States under an independent company.

Now the small core of employees working in Bend’s NorthWest Crossing are promoting opportunities to manage or own independent franchises, which Johns’ company oversees and markets.

Read more at The Bulletin.

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